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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters gains military focus with new grant

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - After 20 years of serving the valley area, Big Brothers Big Sisters is concentrating much of its efforts on Fort Benning, thanks to a $20,000 grant that will link military children and Soldiers with "Bigs" and "Littles" in the community.

  • Top NCOs, Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Some of the Army's finest noncommissioned officers and Soldiers came to Fort Benning to compete for the title of Best Warrior during the third annual National Guard Best Warrior Competition Aug. 1-4. The competition tested participants on a wide variety of Soldier tasks in a nearly nonstop barrage of events. They zeroed and sighted weapons, went on a 12-mile ruck march, completed first-aid tasks, took the Army Physical Fitness Test and Combat Water Survival Test, completed a land navigation course and participated in combatives. The competition also included a written exam, and essay writing and uniform inspection tests.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • Exceptional family opens heart to take care of those with special needs

    Aug 20, 2009

    In life, there's the way you want it to be, and then there's the way it is. Growing up with five other siblings, Staff Sgt. Kathy Seaton-Williams said she never wanted a large Family.

  • U.S. Army Central 10-Miler teams prepare for Washington D.C.

    Aug 20, 2009

    The 26 runners representing U.S. Army Central and Fort McPherson in the 25th Annual Army 10-Miler are doing all they can to make sure they stand on the winner's podium Oct. 4.

  • 'Yank' magazine energized Soldiers, reminding them of the reasons for fighting

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Commentary: Women's Equality Day a reminder to celebrate diversity

    Aug 20, 2009

    In 1971, the U.S. Congress declared the 26th of August, "Women's Equality Day." August 26th is the anniversary of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provides that, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

  • USO providing support, future center for Soldiers, Families

    Aug 20, 2009

    The United Service Organizations operates more than 135 centers worldwide, and by the end of the year Fort Riley will be home to the newest center designed to support Soldiers and Family members.

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldier 'floats his boat' before deploying

    Aug 20, 2009

    Nineteen teams competed in the Float Your Boat competition Aug. 15 during the Milford Lake Extreme Outdoor Water Festival. Contestants could only use two materials to build their boats - cardboard and duct tape.

  • Fort Riley goes back to school

    Aug 20, 2009

    School buses, filled backpacks, new outfits, smiling teachers, excited students and anxious parents. These were the sights at Fort Riley Elementary School Aug. 17 as the summer came to an end and students returned to school.

  • 1st Infantry Division Soldiers 'schooled' on government issues

    Aug 20, 2009

    "This is a whole new kind of training for a whole new kind of mission," said Maj. Karrie Patterson, 1st Infantry Division G-5 planner. Patterson was just one of the participants in a recent training event aimed to prepare 1st Inf. Div. leaders for their upcoming deployment and the challenges associated with stability and support operations in Iraq.

  • Hunters begin preparations for 2009 season

    Aug 20, 2009

    With summer slowly coming to an end, Fort Belvoir's Morale, Welfare and Recreation has begun preparations for the 2009 hunting season.

  • Armour charges audience to breakthrough, succeed

    Aug 20, 2009

    Vernice Armour shared her story in observance of Women's Equality Day at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., on Aug. 12.

  • Family Campout

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Headquarters Battalion welcomes home dog handler

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's Headquarters Battalion welcomed home two members of the 212th Military Police Detachment Wednesday.

  • Housing market crisis assistance offered

    Aug 20, 2009

    Persistent stateside economic problems are hammering the U.S. real-estate market. And many people within the Army community - troops and their families, along with civilian employees - are finding themselves unable to make monthly payments, rent homes or have loans where the appraised value of the house is less than the mortgage.

  • MWR planning trio of weekend events

    Aug 20, 2009

    Forget road trips, sight-seeing, the local malls and county fairs. Fort Belvoir's MWR has several programs planned this weekend that will just make it unnecessary to leave the confines of the gates.

  • HIRED! Program concludes successful first term

    Aug 20, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany -- HIRED! is an apprenticeship program for youth in the ages of 15 to 18. It provides on-the-job experience and allows the apprentices to gain valuable skills. The first term is about to end and the second term begins Sept. 8.

  • Coastal Corvette Association cruises Stewart

    Aug 20, 2009

    Driving around Fort Stewart Aug. 14, installation community members may have had the opportunity to see a virtual mobile car show when the Coastal Corvette Association visited the installation.

  • 'Army Wives' author reaches out to fellow spouses

    Aug 20, 2009

    Tanya Biank, whose book "Army Wives" inspired the No. 1-rated Lifetime TV network show of the same name, will experience the same hurt and pain of separation as other 3rd Infantry Division families when the division deploys in less than two months.

  • Pet Boarding Facility, staff care for pets while you're away

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sometimes, it just does not pay to leave Fido and Fluffy home alone while you go out to make money for their biscuits and litter. When you find yourself in such a predicament, look to the Pet Boarding Facility at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart for a solution. Whether you need to drop off your pet for a few hours, days, or months, Paula Berg and Cassandra Berg, animal caretakers, are ready to provide the same treatment and more that your dog or cat would get at home.

  • 2-60th family fun

    Aug 20, 2009

    Issael Gil, 5, does a set of push-ups while his mother, Staff Sgt. Katherine Santana, looks on.

  • Assuming responsibility

    Aug 20, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl Greene accepts responsibility as 187th Ordnance Battalion command sergeant major from Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey during a ceremony Aug.12.

  • BCT strengthens twins' fireproof bond

    Aug 20, 2009

    Growing up in a small town north of Chicago, brothers Brian and Corey Vaughn did nearly everything together.

  • Close combat training

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment learn close combat moves Monday.

  • Educator outlines women's progress

    Aug 20, 2009

    Dreher High School principal Jeanne Stiglbauer celebrated the achievements of women with Fort Jackson leadership at the post's annual Women's Equality Day luncheon. The Columbia educator also called for women to push for more progress.

  • Gymnast-turned-Soldier carries comrades to safety

    Aug 20, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. John Baker Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, embodies the Soldiers Creed: Never accept defeat, never quit, never leave a fallen comrade.

  • Johnson: 'Always try to improve'

    Aug 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson said he has met some memorable people in his 11 years in the Army, but none of them as memorable as his first squad leader.

  • Master plan: Leaders outline progress of key initiatives

    Aug 20, 2009

    Five months after Fort Jackson leadership introduced the installation's campaign plan, senior leaders touted the plan's progress during an offsite meeting at the Columbia Museum of Art last week.

  • New U.S. citizens

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers take the oath of U.S. citizenship during a ceremony Tuesday at the Post Conference Room.

  • Shopping for school

    Aug 20, 2009

    Kimber Bell does some back-to-school shopping Monday with her 9-year-old son Oni and 6-year-old daughter Luri at Fort Jackson's Main PX.

  • They're our backbone, not just this year

    Aug 20, 2009

    As you know, for the past eight months, the Army has been observing the Year of the NCO. There have been a number of historic news events across the Army during the course of the year, dealing directly with NCO accomplishments.

  • The Unbroken Alliance: Leaders past and present address 65-year American-European partnership

    Aug 20, 2009

    In the 65 years since the liberation of Europe and the 60 years since NATO's establishment, the American-European Alliance has changed in many ways, but it has continued a transatlantic bridge of democracy and freedom.

  • Near End of the Line at Redstone

    Aug 19, 2009

    Lt. Col. Sean Cusker has walked in the boots of both an enlisted Soldier and an officer. With duty on both sides of the spectrum, he brings a unique point of view to his new assignment as commander of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Yet, no matter how he looks at it, building physically fit, confident, moral and highly skilled Soldiers ready to answer their nation's call is the top priority of Cusker's command team. "We want to be successful in making sure the Soldiers who come through here become a positive contributing member of their organization from the first day they arrive at their first job assignment," Cusker said. "They need to understand the technical and tactical side of the house when they leave here. They also need to understand the operational Army. "We have a vested interest to make sure these Soldiers adhere to the Army culture and know what it takes to be a successful Soldier."

  • CECOM executive earns 2008 Presidential Rank Award

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Edward C. Thomas, deputy to the CECOM LCMC commanding general, received the Senior Executive Service (SES) Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award late last month from Secretary of the Army Preston M. "Pete" Geren in ceremonies at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery.

  • On Path Toward Aviation Center of Excellence

    Aug 19, 2009

    One of the mandates of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission calls for the formation of a center of excellence for aviation at Redstone Arsenal. The future of that mandate is shaping up now. Today is the second in a two-day meeting of members of the Integrated Process Team of the newly formed Aviation Technology Center of Excellence at Redstone Arsenal. The concept, mission and structure of the ATCoE, which is overseen by an Executive Steering Group, will be presented publicly at the Advance Planning Briefings for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command Aug. 26-27 at the Von Braun Center.

  • City of Watervliet, Arsenal to weather economic storm together

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the City of Chicago closed for business one day this week to shave millions off of a seriously challenged budget, the City of Watervliet has all hands on deck as it prepares to work its way through the current economic downturn. Public services, such as fire, police, and public works, are critical for this small city that is trying to maintain a quality of life that city leaders hope will not only stem the outflow of its citizens, but also are important to providing a good environment for local businesses such as the Army's Watervliet Arsenal, Mayor Michael Manning said today.

  • Camp Adventure counselors awarded certificates from commander

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, gives certificates of appreciation and his Commander's Coin of Excellence to (from right to left) Aimee Bloom, Samuel Walter, Chris Nowman, and Britta Holdun during the Camp Adventure closing ceremony held in the USAG-Red Cloud (South Korea) Community Activity Center Aug. 4. The four volunteers taught and supervised more than 50 children, from ages 5 through 13 who participated in Camp Adventure from June 15 to Aug. 14. Bloom and Walter worked in the USAG-Casey Camp Adventure and Nowman and Holdun worked in the USAG-Red Cloud Camp Adventure. All four counselors come to Area I from the University of Northern Iowa.

  • Family members search opportunities at job fair

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - Warrior Country provided another outlet for Soldiers and their Family members to settle in Korea by providing more than 40 agencies looking to hire at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center for the Fresh Start Career Job Fair July 31.

  • Screaming Eagles participate in "Run and Shoot" event

    Aug 18, 2009

    Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division participate in an endurance and marksmanship competition.

  • The moment I realized that I was actually going to war

    Aug 18, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - I can remember how miserable I was at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., as the cold winter of January 2007 did everything it could to paralyze me. No matter how many layers of clothes I put on, how long I tried to stand by the portable heaters or how many times I told myself to "Soldier up", I didn't feel any better about the below zero temperature. Still, I knew that NTC was my step before I deployed to Iraq and I wanted to make sure I was ready.

  • Homes for Troops

    Aug 18, 2009

    Hundreds of individuals and dozens of area businesses participated in the Homes for Troops project to benefit the Wallace family.

  • EFMP Camp: ACS offers five days of fun for local kids

    Aug 18, 2009

    Andre Ross, 10, said he really enjoyed making his papier-mAfAcchAfA football at the Arts and Cultural Center Aug. 12, but he said the best part of the Heidelberg Exceptional Family Member Program Summer Camp was visiting the animals at the Walldorf Tierpark.

  • FMWR's Hired! program offers apprenticeships

    Aug 18, 2009

    Twenty-nine students were successfully placed with HIRED!, a teen-apprenticeship program recently introduced to the Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg community that provides paid apprenticeships for 15- to 18-year-olds.

  • Army Field Band senior leader says goodbye after 34 years of service

    Aug 18, 2009

    After 34 years of service, senior leader and first Command Sgt. Maj. of The United States Army Field Band, Command Sgt. Maj. David W. Keller, retires.

  • Reading program enhances understanding of German history, replicates Berlin Wall

    Aug 18, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Thirty-three Grafenwoehr and Vilseck children gathered with family members and library staff Aug. 10 at Dick Hauter Lake on Camp Heritage to tear down a symbolic replica of the Berlin Wall as the culmination of the U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Libraries summer reading program, celebrating 20 years of reunited Germany.

  • Travel health tips: Get smart before you depart

    Aug 18, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - We know that money can't buy health. So why do we diligently plan the financial aspect of our travels, yet totally forget - or wait until the last minute - before considering the health risks of the trip.

  • American Red Cross raises funds for Family programs to be held in Area I

    Aug 18, 2009

    Jana Fullmer (third from left) looks on while American Red Cross volunteers prepare hot dogs for hungry patrons during the American Red Cross fundraising event held on USAG-Casey July 31. Fulmer said the event raised more than $1,200 for future programs being planned this year. More courses and classes are coming in September: A Baby-sitting Instructor Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in USAG-Casey Army Community Services classroom. Community CPR and First Aid Course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Army Community Services classroom. The course has a fee of $40. The American Red Cross Disaster Course will be held Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Family Readiness Group building 2403. This course is free and open to the public. The International Humanitarian Law Course will be held Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. also in the FRG building. It is also free and open to the public.

  • Soldiers learn to speak Korean on Casey

    Aug 18, 2009

    CASEY GARRISON South Korea - More than 40 Soldiers gathered for classes to learn to speak the Korean language July 30 in USAG-Casey's Education Center. The class is taught by three Korean nationals hired by the Northern Gyeongi-gi Provincial Office to teach their native language to Soldiers who wish to learn from July 7 to Aug. 27.

  • Three IR employees receive DFM certification

    Aug 18, 2009

    Col. Larry 'Pepper' Jackson (far right), USAG Red Cloud commander, gives encouraging remarks to (left to right) Hong, Song Nan, senior evaluator, Song, Yong Hwa, evaluator, and Kim, Son Kyong, evaluator, in the Internal Review office on Red Cloud August 4. The three IR evaluators successfully completed the certification for Defense Financial Manager, which is designed for the Department of Defense financial management work force. The certification used to be limited to U.S. Civilians, but now it is open to Korean employees as well. There are eight Korean nationals who received this certificate throughout Area I.

  • Warrior Country welcomes its first School Liaison Officer

    Aug 18, 2009

    RED CLOUD GARRISON South Korea - Keeping Warrior Country the assignment of choice is easier to explain to Soldiers arriving in Area I now that Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation has added Marie Johnson to the staff as school liaison officer.

  • Middle school teens improve environment with recycling

    Aug 17, 2009

    So when Earth Day rolled around this year on April 22, it was the perfect opportunity for CYSS middle school and teen programs to discuss the citizenship pillar of Character Counts, which involves making a child's school and community better by doing things like being a good neighbor, obeying laws and rules, protecting the environment and more. As a result, the kids started a recycling program.

  • Casualty Assistance Center trains local police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Polk's relationship with the local community continued its forward momentum July 30 in Alexandria. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office honor guard, in an effort to hone its funeral procedures, received training from the Fort Polk Casualty Assistance Center.

  • Motor sergeant earns prestigious recruiting award

    Aug 17, 2009

    As the "Year of the NCO" continues, a motor sergeant who earned a prestigious recruiting award before coming to Fort Polk this year, exemplifies Army values, according to his command leadership.

  • Fort Bragg works to fix gridlock

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg takes steps now to divert gridlock in the future.

  • Tiger Brigade ready to drive advisor training mission

    Aug 17, 2009

    As Soldiers of the 162nd Infantry Brigade get ready to take over the Army mission of training combat advisors, they got their turn in the driver's seat while visiting a small group advisor cadre at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Fort Bragg's newcomers' orientation helps ease transition

    Aug 17, 2009

    If Soldiers or their Families sometimes feel overwhelmed by arriving on a new installation, Fort Bragg offers a newcomers' orientation to help facilitate the transition.

  • WW II veterans reflect on how music helped them cope with wartime service

    Aug 17, 2009

    Battle of the Bulge veterans recently reflected on how popular music during their wartime service helped them to cope with their experiences.

  • Fort Bragg hero treasures American citizenship most

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt Ulises Lopez, becomes a U.S, citizen after being wounded in Afghanistan, rejoining his unit and completing jumpmaster school.

  • Fort Bragg NCO earns spot on U.S. Archery team

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. 1st. Class David "Keith" Trail shot his way to finish 8th out of 385 compound bow archers at the 125th U.S. National Archery Tournament Aug. 3 to Friday at Joyce Park in Hamilton, Ohio. His 8th place finish secures a spot on the U.S. Archery Team (compound bow). He will represent the United States around the globe next year at World Cup tournaments. Trail finished 6th overall for Men's compound bow division in the National Archer's Association's rolling rankings.

  • Soldiers get advanced motorcycle training as post prepares to field new police motorcycle force

    Aug 17, 2009

    Fort Bragg trains motorcycle police force as bikes return to streets.

  • Employees produce 100,000 Blue Force kits

    Aug 17, 2009

    Tobyhanna's workload on a key tracking system has reached new heights in support of warfighters around the world.

  • "Can-do" attitude helps employee earn quarterly award

    Aug 17, 2009

    A Systems Integration and Support Directorate employee earned a depot-level award for his dedication, training skills, and "can-do" attitude, which helps raise morale dedication and increases production in the Component Refinishing Branch.

  • Little League World Series slips from Wolverines' grasp

    Aug 17, 2009

    If only the Stuttgart Wolverines could turn back time. No doubt they would rewind to July 19, when the junior Little League team was just one victory away from earning a spot in the 2009 Junior League Baseball World Series to be held this month.

  • Hundreds attend Military Retiree Day

    Aug 17, 2009

    A crowd of over 550 attended Tobyhanna's annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 8, at the Mack Field House. The depot's Retirement Services Office (RSO) hosted the event.

  • VBS blends bayou theme with Bible message

    Aug 17, 2009

    Learning about God doesn't have to be boring, according to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Religious Support Office. Bible lessons can come in the form of a song, a game or even a snack.

  • Green Beret gave life 'leading his brothers in combat'

    Aug 17, 2009

    STUTTGART, Germany -- On Aug. 4, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), paid their respects to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Douglas Vose during a ceremony at Panzer Kaserne Chapel.

  • Postal platoon Soldiers deliver themselves home

    Aug 17, 2009

    For 15 months, 17 Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, 566th Postal Company, delivered thousands of pounds of mail through three different Army Post Offices in the region of Baghdad, Iraq. However, their last delivery may be their most memorable, as it was the one that brought them back to Stuttgart on July 29.

  • Veteran Continues Service with Fort Lee Police

    Aug 17, 2009

    Sgt. Herlinda Rios loved the Army, loved developing and leading Soldiers and loved being part of something bigger than herself. Rios suffered injuries during the Global War on Terrorism and ended up in the Warriors in Transition Unit at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond. After her recovery, she became a military police officer at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lee: A Post in Transformation

    Aug 17, 2009

    This is an update on Fort Lee development under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision.

  • Army Family Covenant survey located online

    Aug 17, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - The Aug. 15 unveiling of a new, online survey is allowing Soldiers and their families to express frank opinions about anything related to the Army Family Covenant, and just what they think it's done or not done since its inception two years ago.

  • Two days of hell, nine men of valor

    Aug 17, 2009

    On two separate days in April, members of Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), were engaged in hostile enemy action, resulting in nine of its members receiving awards for valor.

  • FORT BRAGG PARATROOPERS RECEIVE MEDALS FOR VALOR IN AFGHANISTAN

    Aug 17, 2009

    Two paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were awarded medals for valor 3 Aug. at Fury Field. Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg deputy commanding general, presented Staff Sgt. Ryan Gloyer, 27, with the Bronze Star medal with V device and Sgt. Donald Kuehner, 23, with the Army Commendation Medal with V device for their actions in 2007 while deployed with the 4th BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. in Afghanistan.

  • AFTB helps newcomers master the military environment

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Volunteer instructors guided more than 20 military spouses through the ins and outs of Army life during an Army Family Team Building (AFTB) class at the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy, here, Aug. 4.

  • Yee-haw! Recreation Round-Up showcases best of FMWR

    Aug 14, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Wearing cowboy hats and serving up chili, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) hosted a western-themed Recreation "Round-Up" expo at the Tropics, here, Aug. 7.

  • Unintended footsteps: Grandson follows his grandfather

    Aug 14, 2009

    Spc. John Sheldon, who is from Pittsburgh, Pa., had not intended to join the Army; he certainly did not intend to become a public affairs specialist, and he did not intend to follow in his grandfathers footsteps. But that's exactly what he has done-in his own way. ....Sheldon's grandfather was Walter, or Walt, Sheldon. ....."He is best known for his nonfiction work-it started with detective novels to pay the bills," John said. "(His writings were) first hand, non-fiction accounts and interviews of the occupation of Japan, and history of Vietnam, the history of the Korea war, and other biographical and U.S. military history books. (His best known work) is the 'The Honorable Conquerors' and it is also the most referenced book about the occupation of Japan." Other non-fiction work includes "Tigers in the Rice" 1969, "Hell or High Water" 1968, and "Tour of Duty" 1959.

  • Boy Scout creates meditation garden for Main Post Chapel

    Aug 14, 2009

    One day in January after attending daily Mass at the Main Post Chapel, Insahl Chenet noticed the shrubbery near the entrance of the chapel. "It didn't look too nice," the 15-year-old recalled. He examined the space and thought it would be a good idea to make a few changes.

  • AUSA golf tournament honors WTU, raises thousands for Army programs

    Aug 14, 2009

    Friday isn't usually a fun day for the Warrior Transition Unit. While Fridays for some can be a day to putter into the weekend, for WTU Soldiers such as Capt. Kirk Butler, the day can mean MRIs and physical therapy. But last Friday, the steely-eyed expression and grunts weren't from pain but from trying to make the perfect putt on The Courses Fort Meade.

  • Flight school leaders revise, improve training

    Aug 14, 2009

    In an effort to improve officer and Aviator training efficiency, the Army is revising its existing career development model.

  • Firefighters earn Army applause

    Aug 14, 2009

    Fort Rucker community members can take comfort in knowing their firefighting force is top notch. Four Fort Rucker and 6th Military Police Detachment - Fire Protection Division (FPD) firefighters recently earned Army and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Southeast awards for heroism and excellence.

  • 'Bravo' effort -- Engineers wrap up Iraq deployment

    Aug 14, 2009

    The "Bravo Beasts" of B Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade are wrapping up their 15-month deployment in Iraq. They are preparing to return home to Fort Rucker in early September.

  • Airborne troops participate in local service project

    Aug 14, 2009

    VICENZA, Italy -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne) took part in a local service project to develop a partnership between the American and Italian communities.

  • Night on the town: Local community celebrates National Night Out

    Aug 14, 2009

    For Anthony Laus and his friends, National Night Out is more than a study in crime prevention. The annual event, held Aug. 4 on McGlachlin Parade Field, offers a final opportunity for the Fort Meade community to hang out before school begins.

  • Volunteers provide free physicals for area youth

    Aug 14, 2009

    With Labor Day just around the corner, the summer is coming to an end for school children throughout the Mount Vernon community. For Fairfax County Public Schools, classes begin the day after Labor Day and the time has come for children to get their yearly physicals. For families who cannot afford medical insurance, this can be difficult.

  • Demobilization at Fort McCoy, Wis.

    Aug 14, 2009

  • Year of the NCO: McCoy personnel participate in pre-game activities

    Aug 14, 2009

    Two dozen Soldiers from Fort McCoy played leading roles in the opening ceremonies at a La Crosse baseball game July 24. The Soldiers' participation was part of the installation's support of the Army's celebration of the Year of the NCO.

  • Preparations begin for move to new Child Development Center at Fort McCoy

    Aug 14, 2009

    The new Child Development Center, building 1796 at Fort McCoy, is moving steadily toward a projected Sept. 1 opening date.

  • Missing Link: Program helps orient teens to life overseas

    Aug 14, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Military teens know what it feels like to move from one place to another, making new friends and feeling lost in a crowd.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Hundreds turn out for firepower demonstration

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - With several hundred people packed into viewing stands at Red Cloud Range, the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles rolled into view.

  • Audie Murphy center opens

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Audie Murphy Fitness Center opened with a new look and a new name Monday after a monthlong renovation. Now called the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center, the center is the only one of its kind at Fort Benning, said Carol Gearheart, sports specialist of the facility. The center is modeled after the Tucker Performance Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss visits Fort Benning

    Aug 13, 2009

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  • 6th RTB Soldier deploys via CRC

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Facing his first Afghanistan tour, SPC Jon Kofron isn't overly concerned about the delicate security situation there. He said he'd simply rely on his preparation and mechanics.

  • Muslim chaplain brings unique perspective to Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten years ago, when he was a battalion commander at Fort Sill, Okla., then - Col. Jim Davis received a call that the Army had a new chaplain for his Soldiers - and he was a Muslim.

  • Largest-ever ILE class begins

    Aug 13, 2009

    Fifty-eight flags representing the 67 international students from those countries were place alongside the United States colors during the Command and General Staff College's Intermediate Level Education course opening day ceremony Aug. 10 in Lewis and Clark Center's Eisenhower Auditorium.

  • Dream Team

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Book Captures Spirit of Magazine Cartoonist

    Aug 13, 2009

    As the Army's PS Magazine celebrates its 58th year in publication, a book about its history is hot off the presses. The author, Paul Fitzgerald, tells the history of celebrated graphic novelist and artist Will Eisner, who spent 21 years bringing the material in PS Magazine to life. "PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly has been in existence for over 58 years. In any organization that's been around that long, you run the risk of losing the institutional memories, the earliest anecdotes and stories, and the actual truth involved with your organization's origin," Stuart Henderson, production manager at PS Magazine, said. "None of our current staff members were with PS during those early years. I know of only four living people who were, and one of them is Paul Fitzgerald."

  • Welcome to class ...School's in session on Fort McPherson

    Aug 13, 2009

    Eighteen small faces looked around the room with a mixture of different emotions. Some smiled, the joy at a new adventure radiating off their faces. Others had darting eyes, curiosity prompting them to take in the alien environment. And yet another group bore tears and looks of anger, saddened at leaving home. The first day of school can be quite an experience for a young child at Fort McPherson.

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